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Baltimore Sun cuts third of newsroom staffers

Baltimore Sun cuts third of newsroom staffers

The Baltimore Sun has laid off one third of its newsroom staff, the Baltimore Sun reported today. The job cuts at the Tribune Co.-owned paper, which include reporters, columnists, photographers and graphic artists, as well as others, follow the company's bankruptcy filing at the end of last year.

The layoffs are part of a restructuring plan for the Sun's newsroom, which a spokeswoman for the Baltimore Sun Media Group said is going to become "a 24-hour local news-gathering media company so we can more effectively gather content and distribute it among our different platforms: print, online and mobile."

Staff cuts have been implemented fairly regularly at the Tribune Co.'s papers since last June, yet Baltimore Sun employees expressed shock at the extent of the most recent cutbacks, according to the Sun.


Leah McBride Mensching


2009-04-30 12:32

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